The Cailleach and Deer

  The Cailleach’s attendant animals are herds of deer and shaggy goats. Mr. McKay thinks that this militates against the idea that she was a goddess of winter, and he would place her as a deer-divinity, who belonged to a people in the hunting stage of existence, the cult of the deer having been superseded byContinue reading “The Cailleach and Deer”

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

A cold and various errands kept me out of the forest this past week.  I decided to get back out today.  I brought a small offering as well as some food scraps.  Some may balk at bringing “garbage” to the woods, but I don’t have an operational compost heap or worm bin at the moment.Continue reading “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”

This Druid Does Kitchen Magic

I never felt drawn to kitchen magic until I was properly settled down.  Prior to that I lived in two homes – my parents’ house and my boyfriend’s apartment (which actually belonged to his brother and sister-in-law).  I never felt like I had my own kitchen.  And even though I still don’t actually own aContinue reading “This Druid Does Kitchen Magic”

A Matter of Perspective

Weretoad and I went for a walk in the woods a moment ago.  It’s very dark and frigid out.  Snow blankets the forest and, because of the temperature, very little seemed to stir.  I brought an apple as an offering.  I prayed silently, asking/thanking the Spirits for their wisdom.  Suddenly we heard inhuman shrieking inContinue reading “A Matter of Perspective”